William Ribbans

Professor Bill Ribbans, a highly experienced Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon with over 32 years in the NHS, specialises in Knee, Foot and Ankle, with a focus on Sports Injuries as well as Orthopaedic problems. He is also the Professor of Sports Medicine at the University of Northampton.


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  • Knee
  • Foot & Ankle

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  • Northampton

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Professor Bill Ribbans is a highly experienced Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon with specialisations in Knee, Foot, and Ankle surgeries, and Sports Injuries, although he manages a wide range of Orthopaedic issues. He trained at the Royal Free Hospital in London and pursued further education with Fellowships at Sheffield and Harvard University. Throughout his career, he has held Consultant positions at the Royal Free Hospital and Northampton General Hospital, before focusing on private practice at The County Clinic in Northampton. Additionally, he serves as the Professor of Sports Medicine at the University of Northampton and has notable roles as an advisor to various sporting organizations. With over 32 years of experience in the NHS, Professor Ribbans holds expertise in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, particularly in Foot & Ankle and Knee procedures. He has an impressive publication record, having authored numerous scientific books, articles, and editorials. Moreover, Professor Ribbans actively engages in educating General Practitioners through courses and seminars, emphasizing Sports Medicine and related topics. His dedication to advancing medical knowledge has led to accolades and recognitions within his field. Aside from his professional commitments, Professor Ribbans maintains a passion for sports, remaining active in swimming, cycling, and gym activities. Noteworthy achievements include completing cycling challenges like the Argus Cycle ride in Cape Town and the Prudential Ride London/Surrey 100. His diverse interests extend to research areas such as Genetics of tendon and ligament injury, Foot and Ankle surgery, Ethics in Sports Medicine, and Sports Injury surveillance, reflecting his multifaceted contributions to the medical and sporting communities.

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